Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Only 29 percent of Hollywood’s speaking roles filled by women

BY RYAN FAUGHNDER LOS ANGELES TIMES TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE An extensive new study of diversity in Hollywood paints a damning portrait of the film and television industry...

‘The View’ names first Black executive producer

FROM WIRE REPORTS ABC announced this week that Candi Carter has been promoted to executive producer, becoming the first African-American to hold the title at...

58TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS

‘We gonna be alright’ Kendrick Lamar and crew put on a legendary performance Monday during the 2016 GRAMMY awards in Los Angeles. Lamar’s album, “To...

Mavis Staples aimed for joyful with new album

BY GREG KOT CHICAGO TRIBUNE (TNS) Mavis Staples had only one request when some A-list artists were approached to write songs for her forthcoming album, “Livin’...

Actor reflects on Owens as humanitarian

BY NY MAGEE EURWEB Stephan James wasn’t director Stephen Hopkins first choice to play African-American athlete Jesse Owens in the upcoming biopic “Race.’’ John Boyega was the...

Prince protégé Vanity dies at 57

Denise Katrina Matthews, also known as Vanity, died Feb. 15 at a hospital in Fremont, Calif. She was 57. Matthews was the lead singer of...

MAURICE WHITE, 1941-2016

‘I’ll write a song for you’ Bassist Verdine White, left, and his brother – singer, drummer and producer Maurice White of the group Earth, Wind...

Remembering Maurice White, founder of Earth, Wind & Fire

LOS ANGELES TIMES Maurice White, co-founder and leader of Earth, Wind & Fire, died at his Los Angeles home on Feb. 3 at age 74. “My...

Books to make young minds think

TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE Here are a few books for young readers during Black History Month that could help them learn about slavery, civil rights and...

Florida’s Finest – February 5, 2016

British actor Idris Elba took home two Screen Actors Guild Awards on Jan. 30.  Elba won the “Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in...